Carlos Alcaraz - Indian Wells 2023

Carlos Alcaraz reveals which tournament makes him ‘feel at home’

Carlos Alcaraz is looking to become only the eighth man to complete the sunshine double, and the No.1 has spoken about where on the ATP tour he feels ‘at home’.

Alcaraz is currently bidding to stay ahead of Novak Djokovic at the top of the rankings, but knows that he will need to retain his Miami Open title if he is to do so.

However, the Spaniard seems to feel good about his chances at the Floridian Masters 1000 event, “I feel at home here. It’s easy to play for me in Miami with all the energy I receive from the crowd, it’s amazing.”

Alcaraz continued, “I enjoy it and I think that’s the key why I play at such a high level for every match. I’m really happy with the level I’m playing and hope to keep going.”

The US Open champion is into the Miami Open quarter-finals for the second consecutive year, after picking up his first win over Australian Open semi-finalist Tommy Paul.

Paul had won all of his previous 12 matches against Spanish players, including victories over Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal, but fell to a straight sets defeat against the 19-year-old yesterday.

Alcaraz appeared pleased with his performance, and was hoping to continue his form into his next match, “I played a really great match and hope to play the same level in the quarter-finals. I moved well, defended very well and attacked as well. If I play the same level I’m going to have a lot of chances to get through the quarter-finals.”

The No.1 will play Taylor Fritz in the night session later today, in a first time meeting between the two top 10 players, as Alcaraz looks to continue his winning streak from Indian Wells.

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Matthew Johns, Tennishead Writer, is a professional tennis journalist with a specialist degree in Sports Journalism. He's a keen tennis player having represented his local club and University plus he's also a qualified tennis coach. Matthew has a deep knowledge of tennis especially the ATP Tour and thrives on breaking big tennis news stories for Tennishead.